Colourful pictures of Easter fun at Pretty Corner in Sheringham
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A friendly frog, a yellow chick and a greedy magpie were just some of the characters welcoming youngsters and their families to an Easter egg hunt held at Sheringham beauty spot Pretty Corner.
The event saw dozens of children follow a trail of clues through the woods, which are home to a whole host of woodland flowers and ferns, as well as animals, birds and creepy crawlies ranging from butterflies and bats, to kingfishers, owls, woodpeckers and deer.
After solving a puzzle and feeding golden seeds to the greedy magpie – played by countryside ranger Martin Hope – youngsters were rewarded with a chocolate egg presented by the Easter bunny.
Tony Hudson, of Horsford, joined in the fun with his wife Cherry and two-year-old grandson Ollie.
He said: 'We have really enjoyed it and what is great is that it gets children outside, but with an added incentive rather than just walking.'
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The trail was one was one of a string of activities hosted by North Norfolk District Council sports and countryside team over the Easter holiday, with other events ranging from mini beast hunts at Holt County Park and shelter building at Sheringham, to rifle shooting at Cromer Sports Centre, skating at Stalham Sports Centre and activity days, archery and trampolining at North Walsham Sports Centre.
Senior countryside supervisor Annie Gedge, who has been running the Pretty Corner trail for the past 14 years, said the Easter activities were part of a year-round programme of events run by the council for local families and holidaymakers alike.
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'They are very popular,' she added. 'And last year we had around 4,000 people come along and take part.'
Ms Gedge added that the programme aimed to encourage children to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.
'It is a chance to get children looking a wildlife, meeting lots of different people and finding out about the countryside,' she said.
The Easter programme culminates with a fun day out at Happy Valley, Cromer on Thursday (April 13).
Featuring an Easter trail, games and activities including kite-making, the event runs from 1.30-3.30pm. For more information, phone 07920 576634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org